Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney turned political blogger and women's rights activist. She is the publisher of Angry Black Lady Chronicles and the founder of the visionary project, #TeamUterati -- the first collaborative, crowd-sourced informational hub archiving anti-woman legislation across the nation. She also writes for TheGrio.com, and is a front-pager at Balloon Juice. She appears regularly on the Hal Sparks Radio Program and has co-hosted This Week in Blackness Radio.
Spectra Speaks is an award-winning Nigerian writer, women’s rights activist & philanthropist. She's the voice behind the afrofeminist media blog, Spectra Speaks, which publishes news, opinions, & personal stories about gender, media, and diversity as they pertain to Africa and the Diaspora. Spectra is also the founder and executive editor of Queer Women of Color Media Wire, an organization that amplifies voices of LGBTQ women of color, diaspora, & other racial/ethnic minorities around the world.
La'Tasha Mayes is the founder and executive director of New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice (NVP) – the only human rights and social justice activist organization in Pittsburgh for women of color, led by women of color and about women of color. Founded in 2004, NVP serves women of color primarily ages 12-35 in Pittsburgh through social change activism, civic engagement and leadership development.
Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer for The New York Daily News, Feministing.com, theGrio.com, and EBONY.com. She writes about national politics, candidates, and specific policy and culture issues ncluding domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality.
As a young queer woman of color, daughter of a single mother and the eldest of three sisters, Taja Lindley is acutely aware of the challenges facing women today and excited about transcending our challenges with art, critical thinking, healing and entrepreneurship. Taja is a self-taught multi-media tactile visual artist, performer, full-spectrum doula and reproductive justice activist inspired by women and girls of color.
Jazmine Walker is a fellow at Rural Support Partners in North Carolina. She came of age in a largely black working class community in Mississippi. Jazmine interned for SisterSong: Women of Color RJ Collective, where she worked on projects related to not only reproductive health, but also issues that impacted communities of color. She has also conducted research on workplace culture, media studies, and social movement organizations. She continues to work with the Trust Black Women campaign.
Morgane Richardson is the Founder of Refuse The Silence, a project that collects the stories of women of color students and graduates from elite liberal-arts colleges in the United States. Prior to founding Refuse The Silence, Her work on women, race and education has been published in numerous online magazines including, Bitch, Feministing, and More Magazine. She is currently a lecturer on gender and race at Hunter College.